Substance Misuse Nurse - Community Drug & Alcohol Clinic

Kent, England

Substance Misuse Nurse - Community Drug & Alcohol Clinic - Bromley - up to £40,000p/a + £5000 R&R

We are looking for an experienced RGN or RMN to work in a Community Drug and Alcohol Detox Clinic located in the London Borough of Bromley. You will be required to demonstrate an excellent level of clinical skills in order to work in a medicated detox setting with an understanding of mental health and how substance misuse influences individuals.

It is not essential that you have experience within substance misuse but you must be able to demonstrate your interest in the field of nursing and show how you have worked to gain experience, transferrable skills, and how you have come to be interested in drug and alcohol recovery services.

Working in a busy detox unit, you will be joining an established and experienced team who work to provide a high level of attention to all patients in their care. You should be competent across a range of skills, supported by professional and clinical knowledge. You will have sound knowledge of the treatment journey and have a positive attitude towards training and development. It is also preferable that you have experience working in vaccinations, including BBV, Hepatitis C Screening, ECG's, alcohol and opiate detoxification and Health Promotion.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Registered General or Mental Health Nurse to join a busy substance misuse charity. Team work is one of the key factors in this role and the successful individual will be expected to play their part within the dynamic of the team. It is also important to have a positive attitude towards working with others and reflecting the values of the company at all times.

The benefits of this Substance Misuse role include:

  • Generous salary package up to £35,000 per year

    • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

    • Thorough induction

    • Excellent training and development opportunities

As a Substance Misuse Nurse working in a Clinic, you will:

  • Manage infections and adverse effects relating to poor injecting practice

    • Handle hepatitis B vaccination and blood borne virus (BBV) testing

    • Dispense, monitor and report on the effects of medicines

    • Identify and manage alcohol-related liver disease

    • Identify and manage alcohol-related dementia

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Registered Nurse qualified with relevant experience

    • Demonstrable experience or interest in substance misuse

    • Titration experience is highly desired

    • Current and valid registration with the NMC and a legal right to work in the UK

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